Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums 5-LP Deluxe Box Set (out now/Mono mix)

Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums 5-LP Deluxe Box Set (out now/Mono mix)

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At a time when the Rolling Stones were forbidden from singing about spending the night together on national television, the Velvet Underground was crafting songs about such taboo subjects as illegal drugs, sadomasochism and black angels of death. And that was just on their debut. Throughout their first three albums, VU continued to challenge societal norms through their lyrics and rock music itself through their unorthodox instrumental approach. Their sound was theirs alone, which proved to be an obstacle when it came to sales. The majority of popular music fans simply weren't ready for the bleakly beautiful vision of VU. But for those who were, this LP trilogy was a clarion call, drawing together the outsiders who felt disenfranchised and unfulfilled by Top Forty fodder. Like time release capsules, these LPs became catalysts for change as they spread from city to city and were consumed by adventurous listeners. Bands formed, scenes coalesced and new musical paths emerged which would eventually branch off into punk, alternative, indie and more. Take a sample from any underground music genre and you're likely to find VU DNA pulsing through its core.

As the alternative scene grew, so did the legend of the Velvet Underground. However, with relatively few of the original LPs in circulation, finding them could be difficult and, as a result, more people had probably heard OF the band than had actually heard their music. The emergence of compact discs in the mid-80s, along with a groundswell of VU-influenced bands singing their praises, finally got their music into wider distribution. Yet, for vinyl enthusiasts who longed to place those precious albums on their turntables, that thrill remained elusive.

Until now. With tremendous pride, Sundazed presents The Velvet Underground: The MGM/Verve Albums. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band's first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album! Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin, this collection is an essential purchase for the discerning vinyl devotee. For all tomorrow's parties, this is your soundtrack.

The ultimate collection of underground rock's big bang!

Includes the rare mono versions of the VU's first three albums, the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl (featuring Reed, Cale & Morrison) and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album!

Housed in a beautiful deluxe box with all original LP artwork along with two bonus poster inserts!

Introduction by Rolling Stone senior editor/MOJO contributor David Fricke.

Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin

Read the All Music Guide Five Star Review Here!

Free shipping available to St. John’s/Toronto for pickup only.

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The Velvet Underground & Nico

A1 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) Sunday Morning

Written-By – Lou Reed

2:53

A2 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) I'm Waiting For The Man

Written-By – Lou Reed

4:37

A3 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) Femme Fatale

Written-By – Lou Reed

2:35

A4 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) Venus In Furs

Written-By – Lou Reed

5:07

A5 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) Run Run Run

Written-By – Lou Reed

4:18

A6 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) All Tomorrow's Parties

Written-By – Lou Reed

5:55

B1 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) Heroin

Written-By – Lou Reed

7:05

B2 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) There She Goes Again

Written-By – Lou Reed

2:30

B3 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) I'll Be Your Mirror

Written-By – Lou Reed

2:01

B4 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Black Angel's Death Song

Written-By – John Cale, Lou Reed

3:10

B5 –The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) European Son

Written-By – John Cale, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Sterling Morrison

7:40

White Light/White Heat

C1 –The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat

Words By, Music By – Lou Reed

2:44

C2 –The Velvet Underground The Gift

Music By – John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker*, Sterling Morrison

Words By – Lou Reed

8:14

C3 –The Velvet Underground Lady Godiva's Operation

Words By, Music By – Lou Reed

4:52

C4 –The Velvet Underground Here She Comes Now

Music By – John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker*, Sterling Morrison

Words By – Lou Reed

2:00

D1 –The Velvet Underground I Heard Her Call My Name

Words By, Music By – Lou Reed

4:05

D2 –The Velvet Underground Sister Ray

Music By – John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker*, Sterling Morrison

Words By – Lou Reed

17:00

The Velvet Underground

E1 –The Velvet Underground Candy Says 4:09

E2 –The Velvet Underground What Goes On 4:52

E3 –The Velvet Underground Some Kinda Love 3:35

E4 –The Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes 5:40

E5 –The Velvet Underground Jesus 3:24

F1 –The Velvet Underground Beginning To See The Light 4:45

F2 –The Velvet Underground I'm Set Free 4:05

F3 –The Velvet Underground That's The Story Of My Life 2:05

F4 –The Velvet Underground The Murder Mystery 8:35

F5 –The Velvet Underground Afterhours 2:05

1969

G1 –The Velvet Underground Foggy Notion

Written By – Yule*

Written-By – Weiss*, Tucker*, Morrison*

6:44

G2 –The Velvet Underground One Of These Days

Written-By – Reed*

3:53

G3 –The Velvet Underground Lisa Says

Written-By – Reed*

2:55

G4 –The Velvet Underground I'm Sticking With You

Written-By – Reed*

2:26

G5 –The Velvet Underground Ocean

Written-By – Reed*

5:12

H1 –The Velvet Underground I Can't Stand It

Written-By – Reed*

3:23

H2 –The Velvet Underground I'm Gonna Move Right In

Written-By – Cale*, Reed*, Tucker*, Morrison*

6:32

H3 –The Velvet Underground We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together

Written-By – Reed*

2:57

H4 –The Velvet Underground Rock And Roll

Written-By – Reed*

5:15

H5 –The Velvet Underground Ride Into The Sun

Written-By – Cale*, Reed*, Tucker*, Morrison*

3:26

Chelsea Girl

I1 –Nico (3) The Fairest Of The Seasons

Written By – Copeland*

Written-By – Browne*

4:05

I2 –Nico (3) These Days

Written-By – Browne*

3:25

I3 –Nico (3) Little Sister

Written-By – Cale*, Reed*

4:20

I4 –Nico (3) Winter Song

Written-By – Cale*

3:15

I5 –Nico (3) It Was A Pleasure Then

Written By – Reed*

Written-By – Cale*, Nico (3)

8:00

J1 –Nico (3) Chelsea Girls

Written-By – Reed*, Morrison*

7:25

J2 –Nico (3) I'll Keep It With Mine

Written-By – Dylan*

J3 –Nico (3) Somewhere There's A Feather

Written-By – Browne*

2:15

J4 –Nico (3) Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Written-By – Reed*

5:15

J5 –Nico (3) Eulogy To Lenny Bruce

Written-By – Hardin*

3:45

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